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Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA)

What is Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA)? 

QSLA is a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning providers in Los Angeles County. QRIS is a national movement that promotes high-quality early learning for children and helps families find high-quality programs. Providers that participate in QSLA are committed to continually raising the quality of their care.  

Providers that join QSLA will: 

  • Participate in assessments of their early learning environment and teacher-child interactions 
  • Receive one-on-one support from a highly trained program coach  
  • Gain unlimited access to cutting-edge professional development opportunities 
  • Receive assistance submitting teacher and director training, education, and credentials to the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry  
  • Peer-to-peer learning opportunities 
  • Financial incentives based on grant funding availability and information about additional stipend opportunities 

Criteria to Apply 

Programs Eligible to be: 

  •   Located in LA County 
  •   Licensed child care programs serving children birth to 5 years old 
  •   In good standing with Community Care Licensing for at least 6 months 


If you are interested in being part of Quality Start Los Angeles, please visit  or call  855-5074443 







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